The church office will be closed Monday, February 24th.


Adult Forum on Fasting and Prayer, 9:15-10:15, Feb 23rd.

Scripture assumes that fasting is something God’s people do. But fasting is not in the practice of most American Lutheran Christians.  In this adult forum, we will learn about fasting, including what it was for, who did it, and what kind of fast might be good for us
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During Lent, which starts February 26, Pastor Sarah hopes that some people at Peace will join her in an intentional fast.  It takes some planning and forethought.  If you are at all curious and interested in joining, please come to these adult forums to find out more.
Note – people will be encouraged to choose a fast that works for them, especially given health concerns and schedules.  For instance, some may give up meat, some may give up lunch on Wednesdays, some may skip breakfast on Sundays etc…  There are a variety of ways to fast.

The Together program is a joint initiative of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland that guides couples in financial and relationship well-being. It is being offered free of charge and runs for 6 weeks, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday mornings beginning on February 22nd. Childcare (up to age 12) and light meals are provided, as well as up to $160 in gift cards. More information can be found at www.togetherprogram.org or by emailing info@togetherprogram.org.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm. House of Dynasty at 7550 Telegraph Road, Alexandria  22315
Lunch Bunch is a group of individuals who meet monthly for fellowship and food. All are welcome! A sign up sheet is located in Fellowship Hall. RSVP with Susan Dehaven, Debbie Marquardt or contact the office at (703) 354-5233.   Thanks, Susan Dehaven


Youth and Family Pizza Party
Sunday, Feb. 23, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Youth (middle and high school) and their parent(s) are invited for a pizza party to hang out, catch up and have fun. Meet after worship in the Lauxman basement. Do you know we have a ping pong table down there? I hear Nadia is a pretty good player. Contact her if you have questions.


Young Adult Board Games – 3:00 pm, February 23, 2020 in the Fellowship Hall.



Ash Wednesday Service, Feb. 26th at 7:30 pm

On Ash Wednesday we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die and return to the earth. At the same time, the dust traces the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism. While we journey through Lent to return to God, we have already been reconciled to God through Christ. We humbly pray for God to make our hearts clean while we rejoice that “now is the day of salvation.” Returning to our baptismal call, we more intentionally bear the fruits of mercy and justice in the world.


Bunko Night!

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 5:30 – 9:30pm

in the church Fellowship Hall

Everyone is invited for some serious fun and prizes. There’s no talent or skill required. You can look forward to meeting new people and having a good time.

Bring a snack or dessert to share.If you have a square card table you can bring that evening, contact Ray or Debbie Marquardt at info@sharingpeace.org.

 


Also, be sure to check out our full church calendar.